In Memory

Carl Pachacki

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06/13/14 11:43 PM #1    

Paulette Chaisson (Buffington)

So sad to see that Carl is no longer with us.  I remember meeting up with him at one of our reunions only to discover that he lived down here in San Diego. I remember him as a very nice and happy guy.

12/22/14 07:31 AM #2    

Gail Nunes (Freiler)

I have been intending to write something about Carl since I saw his name here in the Memorial section of the reunion website.  I did not know Carl well in high school, but I always thought he was a quiet, considerate and nice person who I would say "Hi" to in the halls at Cubberley and that was about it.  

But in the course of my work with developmentally delayed children, I had the unexpected and good fortune to run into Carl at a meeting concerning a client of his who also was a student in the program I was working in at the time.  This was in the early 80's and Carl had become a MSW working for the Regional Center in San Diego County.  I was working for the County Schools in SLO as an occupational therapist at that time and he had flown up for a meeting concerning his client who was on a temporary placement in SLO County.  You can imagine what a surprise it was when we saw each other at this meeting, even more surprising, we recognized each other right away after nearly 20 years!  But a good surprise! 

In the course of my career, I have met a lot of social workers and Carl was in the group of the best!  He ran the meeting concerning his client with knowledge and caring for his client.  He listened to what the people who were working with his client in SLO had to say concerning her abilities and progress.  We had a chance to talk briefly after the meeting before he had to get a flight back to San Diego.  He gave me his card and welcomed me and my family to come visit him and his family anytime we were in the Vista area of San Diego.  It was that common bond of Cubberley that created a "you are welcome anytime attitude" that carried over for years.  I wish I had taken him up on his offer to visit, but the hectic pace of a full family life at that time with two active young boys, a busy husband and a career myself left little room for a trip to visit.

I am so sorry to see Carl's name here in the Memorial section. 

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